How to deal with Deer dogs

So I have 80 acres mostly surrounded by tree farm land. They dog hunt every Saturday. and every Saturday their dogs run thru my land.
Needless to say my still hunting has ben ruined every time by dogs running by the stands.
I know nothing about dog hunting but what would happen if i put up a small fence? say about 3 feet tall or so. What would a deer dog do if it is chasing a deer and run into a 3 foot fence?

This may or may not apply to your property but where we dog hunt at on our club we have trail cam pictures of mature bucks while we’re discussing where we’re going to stand at 7:30 in the morning turn loose those dogs never jumped those bucks same bucks show up on camera from 5 that afternoon all throughout the night we’ve had other instances where We’ve ran several bucks that were on trail cam out the drive that were also on camera while we’re discussing where we were taking stands at 7:30 in the morning and have those exact same bucks come back across the same exact trail cameras at 5 in the afternoon after we’ve already spent two and a half hours in that drive just a little education for the still Hunters out there and unless a dog steps on a deer or get close enough to a deer within 50 foot those deer aren’t leaving

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If the club is using beagles a 3’ might work, but some Walkers wouldn’t think twice about breaching a 3 foot fence. Diplomacy first? Tell the club they are running their dogs on your property and provide pics to support, tell them if they do not stop you will seek a Game Warden to assist. If this is a lease hunt club, get with the land owner. Most land owners that lease will not tolerate inconsiderate Dog useage.

Many thoughts, one for me a few years back was if you can’t beat em, join em. I killed several nice deer that were run onto my property by a local club. You kill a couple nice bucks that they miss, it’s funny to see how upset some of em get. I had a couple that actually told me that was “their” deer and I shouldn’t have shot it. They shouldn’t have run over several landowners property chasing said deer.

This is a modern Problem now that we have so many still hunting smaller tracks and not a lot of large tracks with agreeing Neighbors left for dog hunters. Just remember it is illegal for any dog hunter to have his dogs on your property without permission and it is also illegal for them to enter your property in search of dogs or dead deer without your permission, no matter what the hunter says. Put up some no Trespassing signs on your border for good measure.

A. Notwithstanding the provisions contained in Section 50-11-760, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt from any road, right of way, property line, boundary, or property upon which he does not have hunting rights with the aid or use of a dog when the dog has entered upon the land of another without written permission or over which the person does not have hunting rights. The provisions of this section apply whether the person in control of the dog intentionally or unintentionally releases, allows, or otherwise causes the dog to enter upon the land of another without permission of the landowner.

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I’ll tell you this much. The dog hunters I deal with are scum of the earth and generally cannot be reasoned with. I hope you have a different experience, but your complaint is VERY COMMON in lower South Carolina. The only thing that stops them is DNR writing tickets. If you can get proof they are running dogs on your property with the intent to hunt your property, that’s a large fine. That’s hard to prove though. You really need DNR on your side, but you have to be careful. If the DNR LEO has buddies in that club, it could turn out bad for you. Yes, I’ve experienced this first hand. Yes, there are some crooked SOBs in DNR LEO. Certainly not the majority, but beware.

There’s also a newer thing in SC where DNR will write tickets to the dog owner if you capture a dog and call DNR. Obviously don’t hurt the animal; its wellbeing is your responsibility while in your possession. Each ticket is $150, but as they add up, maybe those stupid dog hunters will start to reconsider running across your land. Its all you can really do other than calling your local politicians to complain and ask for a law outlawing dog hunting.

And most pro dog hunters I’ve spoken to spread the lie that is being stated above, that dog hunting doesn’t really change deer habits. Its false. And its funny too; they all like to make you feel like your the ignorant one by stating the “facts” as they see them. A non natural predator introduced into a deer’s environment once or twice a week just to run around and wreck havoc on deer certainly impacts behaviors, eating schedules, bedding areas, travel areas, etc.

Nothing personal Split; I just think what you’re saying fits your agenda. Mine is that dog hunting is bad for people that want to still hunt.

Other than that, learn to hunt Saturday mornings instead.

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And no, a small fence won’t stop a deer, nor a deer dog. You’d be wasting your money.

The other thing you can do is get the “president” of the deer club’s number and call him every single time they are on your property.

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I am very new to this land and area. I purchased after deer season had started.
These dogs are running under me as I sit in the stand. Telling me this is not effect my hunt is just wrong. Yes they dogs could run a deer to me, but hunting with a rifle not a shotgun.
regardless I do not want them on my land.
They all seem to be beagles and I see them the on camera every weekend. sometimes 1 sometimes more. This past Saturday I had 3 run by me then about an hour later, 2 more run through from a different direction. My son had 2 run by him also.
Since i’m new to the area, I don’t know the land owners. I think it is a tree company. I do not want to make enemies of my neighbors but I want to hunt my land without their dogs ruining it.

And the idea that the deer will return is assuming it doesn’t get killed as it runs from the dogs.

Easy Ricky! I’ll buy us a beer and we can discuss some. I don’t want anyone’s dogs on my property and I no longer dog hunt but I’ve been a member on a large club and a visitor on many others. Those clubs ran dogs and also put out much corn for still hunting stands that were/are very productive. Probably not a good discussion over written word and Would be cool if I could prove some points to ya with dog hunters. By all means I understand the hate when someone runs dogs across or even near yours, mine and others property. You spend a ton of money preparing a plot or three and some jackass runs dogs on your property. They don’t know when you may choose to hunt… morning, noon, or Night. I guess the only defense I have is dogs don’t permanently affect deer habits like so many believe. BUT on MY land I don’t want it affected ANY.

My personal thoughts and wishes would be have a minimum of 500 acres and adjoining landowners permission to run dogs, 2000 acres or more no neighboring landowners approval and fined heavy if dogs get out of control. With today’s modern GPS / shock collars there should be NO excuse for a dog out of bounds.

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23, I know a small fence won’t stop a deer, but why no a deer dog. especially a Beegle. Just looking for others opinions and more importantly knowledge

23, I know a small fence won’t stop a deer, but why no a deer dog. especially a Beegle. Just looking for others opinions and more importantly knowledge

“Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality.” --Peepod 07-25-2017

Call me sometime and I’ll talk to you about what I’ve had to do. My number is the same, but I don’t have yours in my phone anymore.

I mean…you can get mad and start a war with them…but you have to ask yourself is it really worth it? Again, the people you’re dealing with might be the greatest people ever with the best intentions and don’t realize that they are doing something to disturb you and your land. But that’s not the experience that I’ve had.

For the most part, you can’t stop them. Its a shame really. The law tends to protect the idiots instead of the landowners that just want to be left alone. Like a lot of other stupidity in the world, you learn to live with it. You can certainly harvest mature bucks with adjacent dog hunting, but its not easy and you have to work a little harder and think a little smarter due to your inconsiderate neighbors.

I had a good year last year; killed an 8 and two 7s, but that’s not the norm for me. Most years, I’m happy to get one mature buck. I don’t kill immature bucks anymore, or at least I try; the doggers do plenty of that nearby.

“Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality.” --Peepod 07-25-2017

Every deer that is killed by dog hunters shooting deer that have been run off your property has his feeding pattern modified.
Can you imagine what a dog hunter would do if you parked your car in front of his shooting lane?

Hunting, fishing, and poker are my sports. Work when necessary.

One thing I haven’t seen mention on dog vs still hunter preferences. I would bet a nickel I could tell the difference in taste over a dog run deer over a still shot one. You shoot a deer running hard in front of a pack of pups and it will be stiff with in 10-15 min after dying from all the lactic acid.

That said, I can also tell you the difference from a poor shot deer from still hunting and one dropped with a good placed shot. Same thing happens to a deer that run several yards before dying.

Dang, I guess i strayed away a bit from main topic of this thread. Just wrapping up for the day and babbling on. Hope every hunter out there has gotten or will get a nice one this year! Strange thing, I have only seen one die hard club running dogs this year. Let’s just hope all the still hunters take up the slack and harvest plenty of does to keep populations healthy and in check.

I wish I had the chance to verify this, but the dog hunter have ruined every saturday hunt except 1 so far. They seem to move from property to property. so not the same place.

Call me sometime and we can go up to your place and come up with a plan. It took me a lot of years to figure it out, but its doable. I promise. I feel your frustration. A LOT of hunters feel your frustration.

Putting together a plan that minimizes rude neighbor intrusion is the best way to really start enjoying your property.

“Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality.” --Peepod 07-25-2017